(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the sixth month of the year, extending from February 19 to March 20.
Origin of Ventôse
< French < Latin ventōsus; see ventose
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the windy month: the sixth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Feb 20 to Mar 21
Word Origin for Ventôse
C18: from Latin ventōsus full of wind, from ventus wind
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